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PACIFICFINANCIAL

PACIFICFINANCIAL

About company:

 

Pacific Financial Derivatives Limited (PFD-NZ) was founded in 1991. It is headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand, but the services are available to traders around the world.

 

PFD is a Derivatives Issuer (DI) under the Financial Market Conduct Act 2013. PFD offers brokerage services for Forex, Metals, Commodities, CFDs, Indices and Futures.

 

Safety

The company is authorized by the New Zealand Financial Markets Authority (FMA) and is a member of the Dubai Commodities Exchange. The broker is also a member of the FDR (an independent financial commission for resolving disputes between a trader and a broker).

 

FMA regularly monitors the activities of companies, which gives traders even more confidence in their work. In addition, regulated dealing centers must have at least $ 1 million in their accounts.

 

Trading platform

PFD offers only one trading platform - MetaTrader4 (MT4). It provides excellent charting capabilities, a custom tool development environment (MQL), and mobile versions of iOS and Android applications. Another advantage of MetaTrader is the huge number of technical indicators and automated trading systems (Expert Advisors). Most importantly, a trader can use them when working with other dealing centers.

 

In addition, PFD provides MT4 MultiTerminal which is designed to manage multiple Forex accounts.

 

Trading accounts

Trading accounts PFDPro (MT4) and PFDTrader (MT4). Both of these accounts offer Forex, CFD and Futures trading. The broker executes transactions using STP / ECN technology.

 

The minimum deposit for a PFDPro account is $ 1,000 and the leverage is 1: 100; there is no minimum deposit requirement for PFDTrader, and the leverage is 1: 300 for accounts with a balance of up to $ 5,000, for the rest - 1: 100.

 

PFD offers competitive spreads. On both accounts, spreads for the EUR / USD pair are below 1 pip.

 

Ways of payment

To deposit funds, a trader can use credit / debit cards, use a bank transfer and a variety of electronic payment systems: China Union Pay, Neteller, Skrill.

 

To withdraw funds, a trader must fill out an online form on the website or send it in paper form.

 

Support service

It is open 24 hours a day from Monday 10:00 to Saturday 10:00 New Zealand time (UTC + 12). Customer questions are answered by specialists via email, chat or Skype.

 

PFD has a simple and intuitive website that contains most of the information about the company. From the training materials traders will find only a glossary and articles about Forex in English. The broker does not hold promotions and does not provide bonuses to its clients.

 

Pros:

 

tight spreads; fast execution; built-in indicators of the programming language; the ability to test trading systems; trading directly from charts.

 

Minuses:

 

slippage.

 

 

PACIFICFINANCIAL is a brokerage company whose task is to provide intermediary services to traders. Brokers provide access to currency trading in the first place. Many of them also provide an opportunity to transact with company stocks, bonds, commodities, precious metals, indices, cryptocurrencies and other assets. A private person can make transactions with all these instruments only on the trading platform, which the broker provides access to.

In addition, thanks to the brokerage company, an individual can operate on the market with amounts that significantly exceed the size of their own funds. This is called providing leverage. For example, having a deposit of 1,000 USD with a 1: 400 leverage, a trader can make deals for 400,000 USD.

The broker also opens access to analytics, auxiliary tools, and trading signals. Modern trading is impossible without all this.

What is the benefit of a broker?  

 

The broker PACIFICFINANCIAL makes profit from traders' transactions, as a rule, in two main ways.

The first is the most common. Using spreads. This word refers to the difference between the best prices for buying and selling a particular asset at a particular moment. Moreover, in a transaction between a trader and a broker, the price is one, and between a broker and users of the Forex market - another. The mediator takes the difference for himself.

The second way is easier to understand. This is the collection of a commission for each transaction performed. Most often it has a standard value, but it can be measured as a percentage.

Thus, the brokerage company is interested in attracting as many clients as possible and for them to conduct active trading.

 

Ways to cheat customers  

 

We have found out how honest brokers should work and how they work. Now let's look at how scammers operate, they are also called the kitchen.

The most common way to cheat is to tweak quotes. The broker provides the trader with quotes that differ from the real market ones. Data substitution occurs in order to make operations unprofitable. The deposit is reduced, and then completely zeroed out. At the same time, the trader thinks that his operations were carried out in the market, but in fact - only on the site of scammers.

Bonuses are traps. They are generously distributed for anything: for registration, account replenishment, etc. Only after that, in order for the client to withdraw his own money, mixed with bonus money, it will be necessary to fulfill a number of virtually impossible conditions. For example, conduct trading operations for an amount tens of times greater than the size of the deposit.

In the User Agreement, a clause can also be disguised that allows the broker to manage the client's money. Inattention when reading such an agreement most often turns into a complete loss of the deposit.

 

Where are brokerage companies registered?

 

One of the key points is the place of registration and regulation of the company's activities.

Let's talk about registration first. As a rule, brokers from either their own country or from an economically developed country, for example, a member of the European Union, are more credible to traders. Of course, compliance with UK legislation is reassuring, and compliance with the legislation of an unknown island in the Indian Ocean does not mean anything to most.

However, most brokerage companies are registered offshore. And it's not only about small offices, but also about world leaders. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Marshall Islands, Mauritius are offshore zones popular among brokers. By registering there, companies pay significantly less taxes than in the place of actual location, which is sometimes carefully hidden.

If a trader has any claims against such a company, then it is likely that he will have to deal with it in accordance with the legislation of that very conditional Belize. It is possible to be physically present there at the court sessions. And this is extremely expensive and difficult.

But is it worth running like fire from just the word "offshore"? As an answer, we will give the names of companies that are not related to brokerage, but with an impeccable reputation and also save on taxes through offshore registration: Apple, Pfizer, Microsoft, General Electric, Intel.

And here we come to the second important point - this is the regulation of the broker's activities. First of all, it is carried out at the level of the state where the company is registered. Each country has its own regulatory body for brokerage activities. So, in Russia it is the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. A trader can find permissive documentation on the websites of such bodies. But there are also supranational structures. For example, the International Financial Commission (The Financial Commission), which is an independent self-regulatory organization,   considering disputes between its members - brokers and their clients.

If the broker's website does not contain information about the regulation of its activities, then these are almost certainly scammers. Or the site contains information about a certain license issued to him, but this information is not confirmed anywhere else. Most likely, these are also scammers.

 

What else to pay attention to?

 

When choosing a brokerage company, study its history. Check out the links to her experts. If one of the leading TV channels in economic news for 5 years in a row refers to the opinion of the analyst of the broker in question, this is good. If a broker claims to have been working for 15 years, but there is no information about him on the Internet at all, this is bad.

It's important to pay attention to company reviews. And read them not only on the website of the broker itself. In the kitchen, they will probably only be laudatory. It is best to browse as many sites as possible.

Pay attention exclusively to the specifics in the offers on the brokers' websites. Honest companies openly write about interest, spread size, minimum deposit, etc. Fraudsters lure with loud, streamlined phrases about a rich tomorrow, stable income, misleading with incomprehensible terms about multi-sites, super functions, and so on.

Find out the company's connection with well-known brands, financial institutions, public organizations. For example, it can be sponsored. Large brokers sometimes hold social promotions. Fraudsters will definitely not do this.

Thus, the process of choosing a broker is complex. But if you approach it carefully, it will allow you to enter the world of trading, which has made millions of people rich all over the world.

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  • 3. Can we assume the broker PACIFICFINANCIAL decent?

    Before any trade and choosing a broker You must always read reviews on this site and on other sites. Brokers who are honest, have a rating of above 3.8. Also there is always the risk of loss when trading CFDs. Be careful and read the disclosure on the website of the broker. PACIFICFINANCIAL received a score of 1 of 5 on our resource.

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